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Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Version 10 Cert Guide, 3rd edition

  • Omar . Santos
  • Michael . Gregg
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Version 10 Cert Guide

ISBN-13: 9780789760524

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3rd edition

Published by Pearson IT Certification (October 22nd 2019) - Copyright © 2020

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In this best-of-breed study guide, leading experts Michael Gregg and Omar Santos help you master all the topics you need to know to succeed on your Certified Ethical Hacker Version 10 exam and advance your career in IT security. The authors’ concise, focused approach explains every exam objective from a real-world perspective, helping you quickly identify weaknesses and retain everything you need to know.

Every feature of this book supports both efficient exam preparation and long-term mastery:

·         Opening Topics Lists identify the topics you need to learn in each chapter and list EC-Council’s official exam objectives

·         Key Topics figures, tables, and lists call attention to the information that’s most crucial for exam success

·         Exam Preparation Tasks enable you to review key topics, define key terms, work through scenarios, and answer review questions…going beyond mere facts to master the concepts that are crucial to passing the exam and enhancing your career

·         Key Terms are listed in each chapter and defined in a complete glossary, explaining all the field’s essential terminology

This study guide helps you master all the topics on the latest CEH exam, including

·         Ethical hacking basics

·         Technical foundations of hacking

·         Footprinting and scanning

·         Enumeration and system hacking

·         Social engineering, malware threats, and vulnerability analysis

·         Sniffers, session hijacking, and denial of service

·         Web server hacking, web applications, and database attacks

·         Wireless technologies, mobile security, and mobile attacks

·         IDS, firewalls, and honeypots

·         Cryptographic attacks and defenses

·         Cloud computing, IoT, and botnets 

Table of contents


Chapter 1 An Introduction to Ethical Hacking

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Security Fundamentals

    Goals of Security

    Risk, Assets, Threats, and Vulnerabilities

    Backing Up Data to Reduce Risk

    Defining an Exploit

    Risk Assessment

Security Testing

    No-Knowledge Tests (Black Box)

    Full-Knowledge Testing (White Box)

    Partial-Knowledge Testing (Gray Box)

    Types of Security Tests

Hacker and Cracker Descriptions

    Who Attackers Are

Ethical Hackers

    Required Skills of an Ethical Hacker

    Modes of Ethical Hacking

Test Plans–Keeping It Legal

    Test Phases

    Establishing Goals

    Getting Approval

    Ethical Hacking Report

    Vulnerability Research–Keeping Up with Changes

Ethics and Legality

    Overview of U.S. Federal Laws

    Compliance Regulations

    Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS)


Review All Key Topics

Define Key Terms


    1-1 Searching for Exposed Passwords

    1-2 Examining Security Policies

Review Questions

Suggested Reading and Resources

Chapter 2 The Technical Foundations of Hacking

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

The Hacking Process

    Performing Reconnaissance and Footprinting

    Scanning and Enumeration

    Gaining Access

    Escalation of Privilege

    Maintaining Access

    Covering Tracks and Planting Backdoors

The Ethical Hacker’s Process

    NIST SP 800-15

    Operationally Critical Threat, Asset, and Vulnerability Evaluation

    Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual

Information Security Systems and the Stack

    The OSI Model

    Anatomy of TCP/IP Protocols

    The Application Layer

    The Transport Layer

    Transmission Control Protocol

    User Datagram Protocol

    The Internet Layer


    The Network Access Layer


Review All Key Topics

Define Key Terms


    2.1 Install a Sniffer and Perform Packet Captures

    2.2 List the Protocols, Applications, and Services Found at Each Layer of the Stack

    2.3 Using Traceroute for Network Troubleshooting

Review Questions

Suggested Reading and Resources

Chapter 3 Footprinting and Scanning

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Overview of the Seven-Step Information-Gathering Process

Information Gathering


    The Organization’s Website

    Job Boards

    Employee and People Searches

    EDGAR Database

    Google Hacking


    Registrar Query

    DNS Enumeration

Determining the Network Range


Identifying Active Machines

Finding Open Ports and Access Points





    Port Knocking

    War Driving

OS Fingerprinting

    Active Fingerprinting Tools

Fingerprinting Services

    Default Ports and Services

    Finding Open Services

Mapping the Network Attack Surface

    Manual Mapping

    Automated Mapping


Review All Key Topics

Define Key Terms


    3.1 Performing Passive Reconnaissance

    3.2 Performing Active Reconnaissance

Review Questions

Suggested Reading and Resources

Chapter 4 Enumeration and System Hacking

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz


    Windows Enumeration

    Windows Security

    NetBIOS and LDAP Enumeration

    NetBIOS Enumeration Tools

    SNMP Enumeration

    Linux/UNIX Enumeration

    NTP Enumeration

    SMTP Enumeration

    IPsec and VoIP Enumeration

    DNS Enumeration

System Hacking

    Nontechnical Password Attacks

    Technical Password Attacks

    Password Guessing

    Automated Password Guessing

    Password Sniffing


    Privilege Escalation and Exploiting Vulnerabilities

    Exploiting an Application

    Exploiting a Buffer Overflow

    Owning the Box

    Windows Authentication Types

    Cracking Windows Passwords

    Linux Authentication and Passwords

    Cracking Linux Passwords

    Hiding Files and Covering Tracks


    File Hiding


Review All Key Topics

Define Key Terms


    4.1 NTFS File Streaming

Review Questions

Suggested Reading and Resources

Chapter 5 Social Engineering, Malware Threats, and Vulnerability Analysis

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Social Engineering




    Spear Phishing

    SMS Phishing

    Voice Phishing


    Elicitation, Interrogation, and Impersonation (Pretexting)

    Social Engineering Motivation Techniques

    Shoulder Surfing and USB Key Drop

Malware Threats

    Viruses and Worms

    Types and Transmission Methods of Viruses and Malware

    Virus Payloads

    History of Viruses

    Well-Known Viruses and Worms

    Virus Creation Tools


    Trojan Types

    Trojan Ports and Communication Methods

    Trojan Goals

    Trojan Infection Mechanisms

    Effects of Trojans

    Trojan Tools

    Distributing Trojans






    Covert Communication

    Tunneling via the Internet Layer

    Tunneling via the Transport Layer

    Tunneling via the Application Layer

    Port Redirection

    Keystroke Logging and Spyware

    Hardware Keyloggers

    Software Keyloggers


    Malware Countermeasures

    Detecting Malware


    Analyzing Malware

    Static Analysis

    Dynamic Analysis

Vulnerability Analysis

    Passive vs. Active Assessments

    External vs. Internal Assessments

    Vulnerability Assessment Solutions

    Tree-based vs. Inference-based Assessments

    Vulnerability Scoring Systems

    Vulnerability Scanning Tools


Review All Key Topics

Define Key Terms

Command Reference to Check Your Memory


    5.1 Finding Malicious Programs

    5.2 Using Process Explorer

Review Questions

Suggested Reading and Resources

Chapter 6 Sniffers, Session Hijacking, and Denial of Service

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz


    Passive Sniffing

    Active Sniffing

    Address Resolution Protocol

    ARP Poisoning and MAC Flooding

    Tools for Sniffing


    Other Sniffing Tools

    Sniffing and Spoofing Countermeasures

Session Hijacking

    Transport Layer Hijacking

        Identify and Find an Active Session

        Predict the Sequence Number

        Take One of the Parties Offline

        Take Control of the Session

    Application Layer Hijacking

        Session Sniffing

        Predictable Session Token ID

        Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

        Client-Side Attacks

        Man-in-the-Browser Attacks

        Session Replay Attacks

        Session Fixation Attacks

    Session Hijacking Tools

    Preventing Session Hijacking

Denial of Service and Distributed Denial of Service

    DoS Attack Techniques

    Volumetric Attacks

    SYN Flood Attacks

    ICMP Attacks

    Peer-to-Peer Attacks

    Application-Level Attacks

    Permanent DoS Attacks

    Distributed Denial of Service

    DDoS Tools

    DoS and DDOS Countermeasures


Review All Key Topics

Define Key Terms


    6.1 Scanning for DDoS Programs

    6.2 Using SMAC to Spoof Your MAC Address

    6.3 Using the KnowBe4 SMAC to Spoof Your MAC Address

Review Questions

Suggested Reading and Resources

Chapter 7 Web Server Hacking, Web Applications, and Database Attacks

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Web Server Hacking

    The HTTP Protocol

    Scanning Web Servers

    Banner Grabbing and Enumeration

    Web Server Vulnerability Identification

    Attacking the Web Server

    DoS/DDoS Attacks

    DNS Server Hijacking and DNS Amplification Attacks

    Directory Traversal

    Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

    Website Defacement

    Web Server Misconfiguration

    HTTP Response Splitting

    Understanding Cookie Manipulation Attacks

    Web Server Password Cracking

    Web Server—Specific Vulnerabilities

    Comments in Source Code

    Lack of Error Handling and Overly Verbose Error Handling

    Hard-Coded Credentials

    Race Conditions

    Unprotected APIs

    Hidden Elements

    Lack of Code Signing

    Automated Exploit Tools

    Securing Web Servers

        Harden Before Deploying

        Patch Management

        Disable Unneeded Services

        Lock Down the File System

        Log and Audit

        Provide Ongoing Vulnerability Scans

Web Application Hacking

    Unvalidated Input

    Parameter/Form Tampering

    Injection Flaws

    Understanding Cross-site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerabilities

    Reflected XSS

    Stored XSS

    DOM-based XSS

    XSS Evasion Techniques

    XSS Mitigations

    Understanding Cross-site Request Forgery Vulnerabilities and Related Attacks

    Understanding Clickjacking

    Other Web Application Attacks

    Exploiting Web-Based Cryptographic Vulnerabilities and Insecure Configurations

    Web-Based Password Cracking and Authentication Attacks

    Understanding What Cookies Are and Their Use

    URL Obfuscation

    Intercepting Web Traffic

    Securing Web Applications

    Lack of Code Signing

Database Hacking

    A Brief Introduction to SQL and SQL Injection

        SQL Injection Categories

        Fingerprinting the Database

        Surveying the UNION Exploitation Technique

        Using Boolean in SQL Injection Attacks

        Understanding Out-of-Band Exploitation

        Exploring the Time-Delay SQL Injection Technique

        Surveying Stored Procedure SQL Injection

        Understanding SQL Injection Mitigations

SQL Injection Hacking Tools


Review All Key Topics


    7.1 Complete the Exercises in WebGoat

Review Questions

Suggested Reading and Resources

Chapter 8 Wireless Technologies, Mobile Security, and Attacks

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Wireless Technologies

Mobile Device Operation and Security

    Mobile Device Concerns

    Mobile Device Platforms



    Windows Mobile Operating System


    Mobile Device Management and Protection


    Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) Attacks

Wireless LANs

    Wireless LAN Basics

    Wireless LAN Frequencies and Signaling

    Wireless LAN Security

        Installing Rogue Access Points

        Evil Twin Attacks

        Deauthentication Attacks

    Attacking the Preferred Network Lists

    Jamming Wireless Signals and Causing Interference

    War Driving

        Attacking WEP

        Attacking WPA

    Wireless Networks Configured with Open Authentication

        KRACK Attacks

        Attacking Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

        KARMA Attack

        Fragmentation Attacks

    Additional Wireless Hacking Tools

    Performing GPS Mapping

    Wireless Traffic Analysis

    Launch Wireless Attacks

    Crack and Compromise the Wi-Fi Network

    Securing Wireless Networks

    Site Survey

        Robust Wireless Authentication

    Misuse Detection


Review All Key Topics

Define Key Terms

Review Questions

Suggested Reading and Resources

Chapter 9 IDS, Firewalls, and Honeypots

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

    IDS Types and Components

    Pattern Matching

    Protocol Analysis

    Heuristic-Based Analysis

    Anomaly-Based Analysis

    Global Threat Correlation Capabilities


    IDS Evasion


    Insertion and Evasion

    Session Splicing

    Shellcode Attacks

    Other IDS Evasion Techniques

    IDS Evasion Tools


    Firewall Types

    Network Address Translation

    Packet Filters

    Application and Circuit-Level Gateways

    Stateful Inspection

    Identifying Firewalls

    Bypassing Firewalls


    Types of Honeypots

    Detecting Honeypots


Review All Key Topics

Define Key Terms

Review Questions

Suggested Reading and Resources

Chapter 10 Cryptographic Attacks and Defenses

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Functions of Cryptography

History of Cryptography


    Symmetric Encryption

    Data Encryption Standard (DES)

    Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

    Rivest Cipher

    Asymmetric Encryption (Public Key Encryption)




    Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)


    Digital Signature


    Steganography Operation

    Steganographic Tools

    Digital Watermark

    Digital Certificates

Public Key Infrastructure

    Trust Models

    Single-Authority Trust

    Hierarchical Trust

    Web of Trust

Protocols, Applications, and Attacks

    Encryption Cracking and Tools

    Weak Encryption

    Encryption-Cracking Tools


Review All Key Topics

Define Key Terms


    10.1 Examining an SSL Certificate

    10.2 Using PGP

    10.3 Using a Steganographic Tool to Hide a Message

Review Questions

Suggested Reading and Resources

Chapter 11 Cloud Computing, IoT, and Botnets

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Cloud Computing

    Cloud Computing Issues and Concerns

    Cloud Computing Attacks

    Cloud Computing Security


    IoT Protocols

    Hacking IoT Implementations


    Botnet Countermeasures


Review All Key Topics

Define Key Terms


    11.1 Scanning for DDoS Programs

Review Questions

Suggested Reading and Resources

Chapter 12 Final Preparation

Hands-on Activities

Suggested Plan for Final Review and Study



Appendix A Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Review Questions



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